1967 Ritchie Ginther Eagle-Weslake

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Ritchie Ginther trying to start his Eagle-Weslake with a tow and a push in the Brands Hatch paddock.  1967 Race of Champions.

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Ritchie Ginther trying to start his Eagle-Weslake with a tow and a push in the Brands Hatch paddock.  1967 Race of Champions. The race was run in two 10 lap heats and a 40 lap final.  Ginther qualified 3rd fastest for Heat 1 and finished in that position. The result of Heat 1 gave the grid for Heat 2 and Ginther finished 2nd behind Dan Gurney in the other Eagle-Weslake.   The final was won by Gurney with Ginther running 2nd for a while before he retired.

Ritchie Ginther was a highly talented driver although not of the very top rank. He was highly regarded for his testing ability. Apart from a brief spell with Gurney he drove for Ferrari, B.R.M. and Honda during his Formula 1 career, giving Honda their first Formula 1 world championship win at Mexico in 1965.  There is an excellent biography Ritchie Ginther – Motor Racing’s Free Thinker by Richard Jenkins published by Performance Publishing – https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/richie-ginther-motor-racings-free-thinker.html

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5 7/8" x 8 1/4" – (148 x 210mm) – A5 Glossy, 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" – (210 x 298mm) -A4 Glossy